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Ruben Vives

Ruben Vives is a general assignment reporter for the Los Angeles Times. A native of Guatemala, he got his start in journalism by writing for The Times’ Homicide Report in 2007. He helped uncover the financial corruption in the city of Bell that led to criminal charges against eight city officials. The 2010 investigative series won the Pulitzer Prize for public service and other prestigious awards.
Live: Trump departs LAX for Las Vegas

Trump had been threatening to close the border for a week, leading some to believe he would use Friday’s visit to a section of fencing in Calexico to announce at least a partial closure.

Trump visits Calexico a day after retreating from threats to close U.S.-Mexico border

In Calexico, President Trump promises to construct 400 miles of wall in the next two years. The California trip is designed to press his case for a declaration of emergency in what he calls an immigration crisis.

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